Paul Sciosca: I grew up thinking that I would be an architect, but I have a family full of physicians, and when you blend medicine with architecture, guess what you get? Plastic surgery was a perfect blend for me, because so much of what we do is not in textbooks. It's stuff that you design for a particular patient. The surgery is unique to that person, so that was a natural fit. If you're thinking about doing plastic surgery, the first thing is to do a little bit of research. It's kind of a buyer beware market. There are a lot of people doing these procedures. That's one of the great things about our practice is we have the best trained surgeons, aestheticians that have many, many years of experience, so we are going to offer something that is unique. If the patient is not a particularly good candidate for a surgical procedure, there's probably something in a non-surgical area that I can recommend that we'll be able to provide for them. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, it's a team effort. There's no doubt about it. We tell everybody, treat the patient like they're your family member. If you do this, you'll never fail. One of the biggest concerns that patients express is that they're not going to look like themselves, so that's a very important feature of what I like to plan for my patients is it must look very natural. They must love it, but it must look very natural. It must not look like they've had surgery. The satisfaction of knowing that you really are doing surgeries that are life-changing, it sounds a bit cliched, but when you see the change in these patients who suddenly come out of a shell, they have more confidence. That's really gratifying.
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